Regrettably, due to some logistical issues, we do not have a Pitcairn card or our usual detailed review to show you today. Rest assured we do have one coming from HIS but they’re a bit behind because of the non-reference cooler. The card reviewed today is a reference design, but partner cards will likely at least have a non-reference cooler. These cards aren’t available yet, but they’re expected to go on sale March 19th.
Anyway, AMD launched their 7800 series today and it seems to be performing quite well, especially the HD 7870 GHz Edition. Performance seems to be coming in right between the GTX 570 and GTX 580, sometimes even catching the GTX 580, especially at higher resolutions. Overclocked it can even beat a stock HD 7950.
Don’t take my word for it though, see for your self. Take your pick from the list of reviews.
- Hardware Canucks
- Tweaktown (7870)
- TweakTown (7850)
- Tom’s Hardware
I’m sure there are more reviews out there; feel free to share more links in the comments. What do you think of the new HD 7800 series cards?